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Bone, Muscle & Joint

Bone, Muscle & Joint
October 8, 2019

The best ways to strengthen your bones

You may not give them much thought, but your bones are very important. They provide support for your body and helps to form its shape.
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
May 13, 2019

Is your hand getting numb? Here are your treatment options


Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, weakness and tingling in the hand and arm. Early diagnosis and treatment are important. Initially, symptoms can often be relieved with wearing a wrist brace or avoiding certain activities. In most patients, however, carpal tunnel syndrome can get worse if left untreated.
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Bone, Muscle & JointOsteoporosis
May 3, 2019

The best ways to prevent a hip fracture

Worldwide, osteoporosis, or “brittle bone disease” is the leading cause of hip fractures. As we reach our 60s and 70s, our risk of developing osteoporosis naturally increases. And, while nearly 75% of hip fractures occur in women, men are vulnerable too.
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
April 8, 2019

Is your job causing your elbow pain?

If the outside of your elbow feels sore, tender or weak, you could have tennis elbow, even if you’ve never picked up a racquet in your life! Tennis elbow refers to pain on the outside of the arm, where your arm meets your elbow.
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ArthritisBone, Muscle & Joint
October 8, 2018

The 10 best foods for arthritis

Arthritis is a group of diseases that cause swelling, stiffness and pain in your joints. Arthritis can affect anyone, of any age. There are many types of arthritis. These include osteoarthritis, which develops if your joints are overused, and rheumatoid arthritis which develops if your immune system attacks your joints. No matter which type you have, living with arthritis can be tough as there’s no cure. But there are ways to manage the condition. Certain foods can help ease the symptoms by fighting inflammation (a condition where different parts of your body become reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful), and…
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Bone, Muscle & JointOsteoporosis
April 20, 2018

How to prevent osteoporosis

Your bones live through a continuous cycle of growing and reshaping. Old bone cells get broken down, as new ones take their place. When osteoporosis strikes, the growing stops. This condition causes gradual bone loss. So, it’s important to protect your bones and be aware of the possible changes. If you have weak and brittle bones, it means that there’s been a reduction in the quality, strength and density of your bones. The bone disease leads to “porous” bones (bones with holes). This results in an imbalance in the formation of your new bones and the removal of the old…
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ArthritisBone, Muscle & Joint
December 8, 2017

Make arthritis better with these simple steps

You’ve been diagnosed with arthritis – what does this mean? Arthritis is felt by pain in your joints. You may find these joints swelling, getting stiff and find it difficult to move. With arthritis, the pain can be worse on some days and mild on others. In severe cases, some people can’t walk or climb stairs. There is hope though. Surgery (like joint replacement) is a possibility that can help down the line. In the meantime, exercise can go a long way in easing your symptoms. Having arthritis is not a death sentence  There’s a lot you can do to…
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
December 8, 2017

How to treat a rib injury

For some reason, many of us tend to think of rib injuries as all-encompassing – we need medical attention right now! In some cases, yes. But rib injuries can be slight too, sometimes caused by something as simple as a cough, a bump or bruise. The most obvious sign of a bruised rib is difficulty or pain when you breathe in. It might feel like you can’t take deep, substantial breaths. You may even notice swelling or tenderness in your chest and bruising on the skin. Bruised ribs The cause of your bruised ribs is a blow to the chest…
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
December 8, 2017

How to get a frozen shoulder moving again

Are you suddenly having trouble reaching for your phone or the remote control? Do you sometimes need help to get dressed? The pain you’re feeling could be the result of a frozen shoulder. It’s uncommon in young people, and mostly affects men and women between the ages of 40-60 years. The gradual loss of movement in your shoulder (also known as “adhesive capsulitis”), is an inflammation of tissue surrounding the shoulder joint. The joint in the shoulder consists of a ball and socket that’s freely movable. When the shoulder is frozen, it simply means that the joint is stuck and…
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
November 8, 2017

Are your hips causing your neck pain?

Shakira may have misled us all with “Hips don’t lie” because a hip problem can disguise itself as knee, leg, or shoulder pain. An imbalance of the hips may cause neck and back pain. But how does that happen? When your hips, lumbar spine (lower back) and pelvis are out of alignment, your head, neck, and shoulders compensate for the problem. Think about it - every single joint is connected to every other joint. If one is out of whack, it affects the whole chain of joints. A joint connection Your joints allow movement and flexibility, and support all the…
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